Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
can win this debate. he crushed newt gingrich in florida. you remember after he lost the south carolina primary rnd his back was up against the wall and came out incredibly strong incredibly early and going after newt and making case against gingrich and making case for himself. this is comparable. he needs to come out strong. i was talking with bret o'donnell who helped advise mitt romney before the debate. he had a fallout and not working for team romney. i feel he were but maybe the governor doesn't need the advise. first half hour is absolutely crucial. the people watch the debate conform to the beginning of the show. later on and what ec tends to confirm. coming out very strong early taking it right to the president and investing in the second person. forget about the moderator. mr. president of the freighter policies have failed. what is worst ever continue in the past we will be even worse off. gerri: i hate it when people ignore the journalist and the room. >> i said this. he was really -- in this case one would not dream of doing this. in terms of my advice to mitt rom
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
from "legitimate rape" . mike huckabee kumbaya gingrich come and they are all backing him again and with governor huckabee has been a stalwart supporter. they say they will make republicans pay and clear mccaskill is up by five points. some may say only five points. university of california will pay $5 million to the students who were pepper sprayed. they will receive a formal letter of apology from the chancellor and about $30,000 each and the officer has now left his post. the nfl is close to the deal with the three month lockout there under considerable pressure after the debacle with the seattle seahawks and green bay packers game. an agreement is in principle but that is where we are right now. do polls have the president with a significant lead. can the polls be trusted? the "a team." lou: joining me now the "a team" doug shoen, michael could win, and curtis, let's start with you. ahmadinejad, what do make of it? >> brothers of solidarity. it did not just take him out. he has to get it from somebody so the lights have gone dark with ahmadinejad that i am in the mood for a
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. the. neil: he showed up against newt gingrich in a debate there and against rick santorum, so we have this end, this estimation. >> i think the real meat will come in the next we. >> there was an argument for why the president went on the show with you this week. it was to win over married women. he pulls very well with single amendment would not let married women. that was his strategy. that is what he was doing. and it is working. he is now trying to get married women. will you make of that? >> i always get frustrated with that issue between women's issues and i think they are everyone's issues. birth control, all this stuff. it is everybody's issue. i think that he was pandering, the president. and i would've liked to have seen him take questions and present himself on that. >> so far, the pandering has worked. neil: can i be equally as offensive with you with minorities and african-americans. 96% likely to vote for him. the same 96%. the situation of the black population in this country is abysmal. teenage unemployment, things like that, it's shocking and frightening. the bottom l
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
reagan was good at that, newt gingrich was good at turning the tables on questions this primary season. mitt romney would like to have some of that. that's not really his strong suit. the second best thing for mitt romney would be a major gaffe by president obama, so perhaps mitt romney could goad the president a little bit into some comments about small business other thans or something else. owners or something else. because the race is close enough that any change could have an impact. but, cheryl, historically debates have not moved the numbers all that much. four years ago when barack obama debated john mccain, mccain was down by five points when he went into his debate, and when he came out of the debate, he was down by six points. virtually no change. i think events on the ground, perceptions of the economy, economic news, perhaps things from the middle east still could have a bigger impact than these debates. cheryl: scott rasmussen, it's fascinating to see what your numbers are showing us, and they have been changing over the last several weeks. scott, thank you. >> thank you,
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, livermore. also very strong in a primary debate, as you just alluded to, especially against gingrich. >> i'm sure fully ready to go push and shove. i hope the talks more about what he will do as president. we all knew -- we all know what obama has done. we don't need to be reminded of all of that. don't make it -- pointing out of the mistakes that the president made. make it a little more about yourself. lori: boxing gloves. >> television is a cool medium. you want your commander in chief, your president to basically looked like he is totally in control. so i would always advise a candidate in a presidential debate to never lose your cool. lori: you raise the issue of tv. it has to be exciting tv. has to be compelling and capture that audience. >> it will be a dramatic audience. and what always happens is, the first debate is the one that everybody watches. and so, people i know starting to vote early. 30-40 percent of the voters voting this time. before, the end of season. so after this debate a lot of people will basically mark their ballots and either mail them in or go do early voting.
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
't think newt gingrich expected to be speaker in 94. neil: no, there is historic precedent to get it wrong, i don't know about you i will say, that in some states, and still early, as you remind me, it is beyond the margin for sampling error, i mean, if barack obama is up 8 to 10 points, even allowing for whatever statistical bias you see, mitt romney should be worried? >> he should be, but it does not make sense, nationally the race is statistically tied. you see the battle ground states we hear you know obama is so far ahead, that does not make sense, they are probably go 25 or 20% of the vote, in is something off right there i think that have you look at maybe 2010 models again, it was unexpected. neil: if did you, that by the way, the counter to that argument would be in corestates that are say republican states texas comes to mind, southern states, mitt romney enjoys significant leads, s is typically the case. corestates to each candidate go their way, ago -- having said that do you think that there is room for a wide swing within the swing states? if so, how significant would it be?
Sep 28, 2012 9:20am EDT
opponents out at the meetings and they will tell you whether it is rudy guiliani newt gingrich they will tell stories how tough he is that he can be a political killer. stuart: the assessment was he comes across an old school gentleman. >> both are true. he feels a tremendous moral obligation and a lot of humblest those with that. he can be tough in the debates. stuart: going to vote for him? >> absolutely. stuart: thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. [talking over each other] stuart: mcdonald's now is down big. why is that? nicole: they're talking about same-store sales for early september and this is looking like it is going to be their worst month on record for the year 2012. couple things they are facing. intense competition. one thing doing well is there low-cost menus are helping bring the traffic back so mcdonald's, analysts are saying the outlook -- they got to cut down same-store sales numbers going forward and that is why capital is cutting them to neutral. stuart: is that a flower on your shirt? french fries? >> the mcdonald's story. it is the baby -- a small fry